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Buoyant In Defeat, President Obama Ascends To The Mountaintop To Throw Thunderbolts At Republicans [Maureen Dowd NYT]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 24, 2015 by sheriffali

WASHINGTON — THE talk up in Boston is all about deflation while the talk down here is all about inflation.

 

Our sleek, techie president, whose battery dies faster than an iPhone’s, was fully charged Tuesday night for the State of the Union.

 

He was so puffed up, with such a bristling sense of self, that it was hard to believe this was the same guy who spent the last year clenched like a fist, beset by ISIS, beheadings and Ebola, shunned by his own party and slammed by the other party in the fall election.

 

The murmur went up from grateful Democrats gathered at the Capitol: “Wow, he’s got a pulse.”

 

Proving once again that he is a different kind of cat, Barack Obama is oddly pumped by his party’s defeat. Even in the House chamber, surrounded by hundreds of people and watched by millions, he seemed to delight in his detachment as he laid down his own markers to drive up his own numbers.

 

He doesn’t mind splendid isolation. He really thinks it’s splendid. He’s free to revert to being the consummate outsider who doesn’t see himself in the context of a system.

 

He likes the game better when he’s up against an opposing team. To him, Harry Reid was as big a problem as Mitch McConnell.

 

Now it’s easier for him to see who he is and where he stands vis-à-vis the Republicans because he doesn’t have to make intellectual compromises or negotiate the jagged shoals of the old-school Democratic Party. Now he can define himself against modern conservatives such as Rand Paul and Scott Walker.

 

President Obama feels he will be able to finally float above it all, more singular and more interesting and more separate, debating enlightened progressive topics like criminal justice reform and child care infrastructure while those off-kilter conservatives fight it out for 2016.

 

Unlike F.D.R., Obama was not determined to give Americans heart and courage at times of crisis. Instead, his White House tended to take on the coloration of his funks and the clouds spread worldwide.

 

He only began to really brag on the economy Tuesday night, when he felt certain of the numbers, rather than before the midterms, when it might have helped his party. He could have done a better job all along explaining where we stood and where we were hopefully headed. As one top White House official says about the Obama inner circle, “They’d rather be right than win.”

 

He’s alone on the stage — always his preferred setting. As an isolato, he can say what he thinks and define himself on his own terms. He can ascend to the mountaintop and ignore us when we pester him to come down.

He doesn’t have to negotiate with Republicans anymore. He doesn’t have to stroke Democrats anymore. He doesn’t have to hawk himself to voters anymore. He isn’t concerned about Hillary, as he yanks the party to the left. He has forged no lasting links to foreign leaders. And he can have the “vacation from the press” that he told NBC News’s Chuck Todd he yearns for.

 

“Barry got his groove back,” as Larry Wilmore, the droll host of Comedy Central’s “The Nightly Show,” put it.

 

We got the guy we’ve been yearning for only when he was able to blow us all off. He can finally do and say whatever he wants.

 

One Democrat who saw Obama in the White House said the president was so buoyant he had an air of “senioritis.”

 

It seemed a shame, the Democrat said, that Obama couldn’t have a third term, now that he was, at long last, fired up and ready to go. Of course, if there was a third term, he would be waiting another four years to show the mojo.

 

Thrilled to sidestep the press, he felt liberated enough, even as Yemen spiraled, to go on YouTube and make his case to the appealing GloZell Green, a YouTube star wearing glowing green lipstick who got famous eating cereal out of a bathtub.

 

Remarkably, The One has ended up in the same place the unpopular W. found himself at the end of his two terms: casting his lot with history.

 

Now that it’s all about him, he doesn’t get languid and reflective. He rolls up his sleeves and crisscrosses the country.

 

 

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Maureen Dowd –New York Times! You are so full of Bull Shit that it has become difficult to even follow your OP-ED.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 21, 2013 by sheriffali

The Gun Bill failed to pass the senate because 5 Democrats [Including Harry Reid] and 41 Republicans, “BALLS” are bagged by the National Rile associate that these Senators do not know where their ass-holes ends and how far up their behind the NRA reaches.

 

Why it is that it is Obama’s fault that the Gun Bill failed when it is the fuckers who has been in the Senate for Decades (most of them) cater to special interest rather than the American people.

 

The fault begins with the American Voters who keep these ass-holes in office by reelecting them term after term which is against the Voter’s interest. Why people vote against their own interest is  the “ADAGE” for which the answer is still unknown!

 

Why don’t you Ms. Dowd use one of your Columns to scold the Americans who are so frigging dumb, by reelecting some of these Senators and Congressional Leaders? These are the same voters that put and kept George W. Bush and Dick Cheney in the White House for eight years and it is within that eight year period that our country went to hell in a basket.

 

I guess you are afraid that the public would rip into you for criticizing them!

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/21/opinion/sunday/dowd-president-obama-is-no-bully-in-the-pulpit.html?hp&_r=0

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Maureen Dowd, New York Times! It is easy to promulgate morale bull shit when your ass is not on the line, isn’t it?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on April 17, 2013 by sheriffali

Ms. Dowd: There are bad fuckers out there killing their own people and would kill you or any other American with no conviction whatsoever. Rather than spend the trillions of dollars that Bush spent with the Afghanistan and Iraqi war, I say; “kill these fuckers wherever you can find them, but we should never again put our Soldiers in the midst of chaos!”

 

Ms. Dowd perhaps you have passed the age of Service to Country, but if that wasn’t the case would you become a soldier or encourage your blood brothers or sister to join the military? Further more, if they were in the military would you then change your opinion about the Drones or would you prefer the President send your family into the “hell-hole” of Afghanistan.

It is easy to promulgate the “morale” bull-shit when your ass is not on the line, isn’t it?

 

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/17/opinion/the-cias-angry-birds.html?hp&_r=0

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